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V.B.PREM NAZIR, MANAGER v. STATE OF KERALA, REPRESENTED BY - Bail Appl No. 1236 of 2007  RD-KL 4714 (5 March 2007)
IN THE HIGH COURT OF KERALA AT ERNAKULAMBail Appl No. 1236 of 2007()
1. V.B.PREM NAZIR, MANAGER,
2. B.WILSON, JUNIOR OFFICER,
1. STATE OF KERALA, REPRESENTED BY
For Petitioner :SRI.PHILIP T.VARGHESE
For Respondent :PUBLIC PROSECUTOR
The Hon'ble MR. Justice V.RAMKUMAR
O R D E R
V. RAMKUMAR, J.```````````````````````````````````````````````````` B.A. Nos.1236 and 1256 B OF 2007 ````````````````````````````````````````````````````
Dated this the 5th day of March, 2007
O R D E RThese are applications for anticipatory bail. The petitioners in B.A.No.1236/07 are the Regional Manager and Junior Officer of a finance company from which the de facto complainant had availed a loan for purchase of an Opel Corsa car. The petitioner in B.A.No.1256/07 is the owner of the land where the car, after it was repossessed, was parked. The case of the petitioners in B.A.No.1236/07 is that consequent on the default committed by the de facto complainant the vehicle was repossessed and the de facto complainant has lodged a complaint before the Thrikkodithanam Police Station as Crime No.56/2007 alleging the commission of an offence punishable under section 394 IPC in respect of the vehicle. According to the petitioners, the vehicle was repossessed on 13.2.2007 and it was subsequently seized on 22.2.2007 by the police consequent on the registration of the aforesaid crime.
2. Learned Public Prosecutor submitted that eventhough the aforesaid crime has been registered in respect of the said vehicle, the petitioners are not accused in the case and, therefore, they will have to co- operate with the investigation for the purpose of interrogation.
3. Having regard to the nature of the facts and circumstances of
the case, I am inclined to accept the petitioners'
apprehension of arrest by
the police. Accordingly, a direction is issued to the Investigating Officer
to release the petitioners on bail for a period of one month in the event
of their arrest in connection with
the aforesaid crime on each of the
petitioners executing a bond for Rs.10,000/- (Rupees ten thousand only)
with two solvent sureties each for the like amount to the satisfaction to
the said officer and subject to the following conditions:
a. Petitioners shall make themselves available for interrogation as and when required by the Investigating Officer.
b. Petitioners shall not influence or intimidate the prosecution witnesses nor shall they attempt to tamper with the evidence for the prosecution.
c. Petitioners shall not commit any offence while on bail.
d. Petitioners shall surrender before the Magistrate concerned and seek regular bail in the meanwhile. If the petitioners commit breach of any of the above conditions, the bail granted to them shall be liable to be cancelled. This application is allowed as above.
(V. RAMKUMAR, JUDGE)aks
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